Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections can be one of the most frustrating, lengthy and expensive medical conditions that an owner and pet may face. These infections may clear up completely in two weeks, or may require six months or more of antibiotics and special tests.

Signs: Causes: Urinalysis: Treatment: Diet: Other Testing:

Since most urinary tract infections are simple bladder infections that clear up with a two week course of antibiotics, we do not usually recommend the more extensive, invasive, and expensive tests at the start of treatment. We follow a standard protocol that we believe takes into account the best interest of your pet and your pocket book. If at any time you feel you would prefer to deviate from our standard protocol and have radiographs, cultures or other tests done at an earlier point in the course of treatment, we highly encourage you to discuss your feelings with he veterinarian. We want to work with you to find the best course of treatment for your pet.